Sentencing continued for Randolph murder suspect


BUCKHANNON — A woman charged with murder in Randolph County appeared on other unrelated charges in Upshur County Circuit Court on Monday.  Vanessa Fay Logan, 32, of Buckhannon, was brought before Judge Hall following the previous entry of a plea to felony conspiracy.  Her other charge for delivery of a controlled substance – methamphetamine was dismissed as part of her plea agreement and the defendant underwent a presentence investigation.  Logan was scheduled for sentencing, but that was halted when her attorney, Dennis Willett, asked for a continuation. 

Willett’s request to delay sentencing in order to review the transcript from her plea hearing was granted, but she will remain at Tygart Valley Regional Jail without bond due to her absconding and having a capias issued last year.  Sentencing was rescheduled for June 5 at 2:45 p.m. and will proceed, unless the defense files a timely motion to set aside the former plea agreement. 

Logan is currently being held on charges from Randolph County as well.  She is currently facing second degree murder for the November 18, 2018 shooting death of Spencer Christian Zollner at his residence in Elkins.  Logan was originally charged with first degree murder, but that was reduced following a motion from the prosecution.  She reportedly fled the scene after killing Zollner and was later apprehended on November 29 by the U.S. Marshals Service in Morgantown. 

The defendant was also previously indicted for grand larceny in Lewis County during the March 2018 Grand Jury session.

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